Since missing the playoffs in 2010, the New York Rangers have made it to the Eastern Conference Final three times, and to the Stanley Cup Final once. Instead, they’ve lost to the L.A. Kings in the final and watched their division rivals from Pittsburgh win it twice in a row, even losing to the Penguins in the first round in 2016. The Rangers went after prized free agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk with a four-year contract worth $26.6 million.
–Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had his day with the Stanley Cup, and he decided to bring it to a children’s hospital in the Montreal area. —Jordan Eberle may not be a member of the Edmonton Oilers anymore, but that didn’t stop him from having a good time at his wedding with some of his old teammates. Country music star Brett Kissel also made an appearance during Eberle’s big night.
Alexei Bereglazov is believed to have an our-clause in his contract that would allow him to return to Russia rather than going to the AHL. (NY Post) Cap Friendly confirms that existence of the clause in his contract. Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are "unlikely" to allow that clause to come into play and would likely carry him on the roster. (NY Post) Pavel Buchnevich is believed to have a similar clause in his contract. The Rangers did send Buchnevich down to Hartford last season when the Rangers were on their bye week and he was returning from injury. He was also sent down at the end of February after not playing for a few games. He was called up shortly after. Adam Rotter: The Rangers